The Department of Mathematics offers a range of programmes at graduate levels, leading to various post-graduate degrees.
One of the core programmes offered by the Department is the Graduate Programme by Research. Students enrolled in the Graduate Programme will pursue a rigorous course of study and research leading to a PhD degree or a Master of Science (MSc) degree. Admission is on a competitive basis and preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue a PhD degree. Majority of the Department’s current full-time graduate students in the Graduate Programme are given financial support in the form of NUS Research Scholarship.
Students enrolled in the Graduate Programme will pursue a rigorous course of study and research leading to a PhD degree or a Master of Science (MSc) degree. Admission is on a competitive basis and preference is given to applicants who intend to pursue a PhD degree.
Applicants to the programme may apply for NUS Research Scholarship or other forms of financial assistance when applying for admission. Majority of the Department’s current full-time graduate students are given financial support.
Candidates admitted to the this programme will have the opportunity to study and do mathematical research under the guidance and supervision of the faculty members of the Department, whose research interests cover most core areas of mathematics. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and participate in the departmental seminars which are held regularly throughout the academic year. They will also have ample opportunities to interact with the numerous visiting mathematicians from overseas institutions.
All successful applicants are admitted into the Graduate Programme, leading to either a Master of Science degree (MSc) or PhD degree.
- Applicants must have at least an Honours degree or its equivalent from a reputable university. Applicants are evaluated by several criteria including their academic records, reference letters and research experiences.
- TOEFL/IELTS is required of all foreign applicants whose national language or medium of teaching is not English, including those already working in Singapore.
- GRE (general test)/GATES is required of all foreign and local applicants.
Visit the web sites of TOEFL and GRE to find out the test centres near your country.
Those who are interested in applying for this programme should sit for the above test/s early, bearing in mind that there may be specific test dates, and the test result/s may take a few months to reach the university.
Please request ETS to send the test results to us. Our institution/department code is 9087/72 for TOEFL and 0677/0703 for GRE. Alternatively, you may upload your test score when you apply for our programme via Graduate Admission System (GDA2).
- Read the detailed application procedure here.
- Application for NUS Research Scholarship is self-contained in the application package. Further information on the scheme are available at the Graduate Admissions website.
- Applications and/or payment received after the closing dates will not be processed for that intake. Incomplete applications will also not be processed.
- Applicants no longer need to send us hardcopies of the supporting documents as these documents can be uploaded into application portal for retrieval.
- 15 November, for consideration of admission in the August term of the following year.
- 15 May, for consideration of admission in the January term of the following year.
- The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission.
- We regret that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications, and are unable to answer queries related to the status of applications and the chances of admission. This is to ensure that all applications are processed promptly.